Saturday, December 29, 2012

Wrapping up 2012

It's almost the end of 2012... the year just kinda sneaks up on you!  It's time to wrap up my overall goals from 2012!  I have my monthly goals, but I also made a list of year goals.  I don't do resolutions, just "things to do" in the new year.  Much easier! 

Goals for 2012
Writing Goals –
“Down in the Creek”
* Hear back from waiting agent/publishing company (May 2012)
* Revise – do a new round of editing (March 2012)
* Consider self-publishing for book
“To Love Without Hope”
* Complete another round of editing before January 23rd
* Modify 300 word pitch, create new excerpt
* Enter in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel (Young Adult Fiction) on January 23rd
* If doesn’t do well in the contest, query a few more agents
* Decide if self-publishing is a good idea
“The Secret”
* Write a second draft, removing non-essential parts and changing the ending
* Complete first draft by August
NaNoWriMo – November
* Write a new novel!!
Personal –
* Go to New Zealand and see the beautiful land
* Reread “The Lord of the Rings” Trilogy - finished Fellowship of the Ring, getting closer!
* See “The Hobbit” Part 1
* Find a literary agent!
* Get a tattoo

"Down in the Creek", "To Love Without Hope", and "The Secret"
I've been working on revising these three and rewriting, but I have finally decided I want to put them on the "shelf" for a while.  I like them and someday I'd like to publish them, if I can fix what is wrong with them.  It's not that that are bad, but the writing is not at a level I would want published if it is to show the quality of my writing for people to read.  They are also YA Christian Fiction and I've decided I want to write YA Fantasy and Urban Fantasy.  It's something I enjoy more.  I will get back to them someday.

"Nameless" and "Unless"
I finished writing Nameless and I'm getting closer to writing the end of Unless.  I decided to make them into one book, though I haven't decided if they will get another title or not.  I am very happy how they are turning out and I'm excited to finish!  I want to be able to publish this someday and I plan on finish writing Unless in the beginning of next year. 

NaNoWriMo Novel - "Defiance"
I enjoyed writing this and it only took twelve days!  It's my first YA Urban Fantasy and though there are many problems with it, I am hopefully going to revise it sometime next year.

I'm very happy with how my goals turned out this year and I think I accomplished quite a bit of writing.  I did write two novels this year. :)  I'm happy with that. 

Come back on Tuesday to see my goals for next year!


  1. Looks like you had a great year! Best of luck with your 2013 goals!

  2. Wow, you've accomplished a lot this year! Good luck in 2013!

  3. What a fantastic year! I had to shelf a few things too, but we learn and move on. Maybe come back to them. Good luck with your goals for 2013!

    1. We do learn and move on and it's a good thing. :) Maybe we can come back to them someday. Happy New Year!

  4. You got a lot done this year, well done! I hope 2013 is just as good :)

  5. You should be happy, you did accomplish a lot! Best wishes for 2013!

  6. Wow! Two novels in one year is incredible. Can't wait to see where the new year takes you!

    1. Thank you Emily! I'm excited to see where the new year takes me too!